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Der Zigeunerbaron (1975)

| Comedy, Drama, Musical

Writers:

Mór Jókai (novel) (as Maurus Jokai), Ignaz Schnitzer (libretto)
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Complete credited cast:
Wolfgang Brendel Wolfgang Brendel ... Graf Hamonay
Hans Kraemmer Hans Kraemmer ... Conte Carnero
Siegfried Jerusalem Siegfried Jerusalem ... Sándor Barinkay
Ivan Rebroff Ivan Rebroff ... Kálmán Zsupán
Janet Perry Janet Perry ... Arsena
Martha Mödl Martha Mödl ... Mirabella
Willi Brokmeier Willi Brokmeier ... Ottokar
Biserka Cvejic Biserka Cvejic ... Czipra
Ellen Shade Ellen Shade ... Saffi
Janez Vrhovec Janez Vrhovec ... Kaunitz
Eckart Dux Eckart Dux ... Referent
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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Also Known As:

Baron cyganski See more »

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UNITEL See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Version of Baron Tzigane (1954) See more »

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Fantastic
1 June 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I may prefer Die Fledermaus just a tad, but The Gypsy Baron I love just as much, it is just as funny and charming and the music is wonderful. And this 1975 film version is just fantastic, like the operetta promises it is hilarious and charming often at the same time. The story is silly and quite complicated, but that's more the opera than the film, regardless the story still interests you. There is never a dull moment, it simply flies by, and lovingly photographed it looks beautiful, both the countryside and Vienna. Musically, it is just as striking, lively and lush orchestral playing and understated conducting really help. And all the performances are great. Biserka Cvejić is a knowing Czipra, even if her somewhat youthful voice betrays her make-up. The Gypsy Baron was Siegfried Jerusalem's breakthrough role, and you can see why as he is very charming and debonair especially in Als Flotter Geist/Ja, Das Alles Auf Ehr'. He is well partnered by delightful performances from both Janet Perry(Sieh' Da, Ein Herrlich Frauenbild is her at her best here) and Ellen Shade(sublime with Jerusalem in Wer Uns Getraut), as well as a hilarious Ivan Rebroff, especially when he boasts of his adventures as a soldier and seducer, and a commanding Wolfgang Brendel, whose Recruitment Song is likewise stirring. In conclusion, fantastic, anyone who loves Strauss' music but for some reason hasn't seen this I recommend it with no hesitation. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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